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Solid Results Conclude NZB Weanling, Broodmare & Mixed Bloodstock Sale

Lot 374 Captain Rio - Fledged sold for $87,500. Photo: Trish Dunell.
Lot 374 Fledgling, Captain Rio - Fledged sold for $87,500. Photo: Trish Dunell.

NZB’s National Weanling, Broodmare & Mixed Bloodstock Sale concluded today with solid results achieved on the back of the unprecedented 2016 Sale.

Buyers from New Zealand, Australia, Hong Kong, and Singapore were active with a total of $5,295,850 traded for 361 horses over the two-day Sale, resulting in a 83% overall clearance rate. Domestic buyers accounted for 72% of the total spend, with the international buying bench contributing the remaining 28%.

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Day 2 of NZB National Weanling, Broodmare & Mixed Bloodstock Sale

The NZB National Weanling, Broodmare & Mixed Bloodstock Sale continues today with Lot 221 to 488 going under the hammer from 10am at Karaka.

The first days selling closed with receipts totaling $2,930,500. Six Lots achieved in excess of $100,000. Another 76 Weanlings are scheduled to be sold today, followed by Yearlings (11), Two-Year-Olds (4), Unraced Stock (1), Racehorses (7), Stallion Shares (6) and Broodmares(163).

The Sale will be streamed live online. To view the live stream, click here.

NZB National Yearling Sales Series catalogues are available from Reception or can be viewed online. For news and sale information from New Zealand Bloodstock visit www.nzb.co.nz

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Strong Start to Day One of NZB Weanling Sale

Lot 30 Savabeel x Avisto sold to Andrew Williams Bloodstock for $170,000.
Lot 30 Savabeel x Avisto sold to Andrew Williams Bloodstock for $170,000.

Domestic and international demand for quality weanlings was the order of day today at NZB’s National Weanling, Broodmare & Mixed Bloodstock Sale held at Karaka.

Following on from last year’s record-breaking Sale, this year’s edition delivered a variety of highlights including a new Day One top price of $175,000 which came at Lot 217, a son of Holy Roman Emperor (Danehill) offered by Dan Myers and knocked down to the successful bid of Sydney based ex-pat Kiwi Andrew Williams.

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Day 1 of NZB National Weanling, Broodmare & Mixed Bloodstock Sale

The NZB National Weanling, Broodmare & Mixed Bloodstock Sale commences today with Lot 1 to 220 going under the hammer from 10am at Karaka.

The Sale will this year be compacted into two action-packed days of selling on the 8th and 9th of May, with a total of 488 horses catalogued. The first day will be made up entirely of Weanlings, with 220 lots set to go under the hammer. Another 76 Weanlings are scheduled to be sold on the second day, followed by Yearlings (11), Two-Year-Olds (4), Unraced Stock (1), Racehorses (7), Stallion Shares (6) and Broodmares(163).

The Sale will be streamed live online. To view the live stream, click here.

NZB National Yearling Sales Series catalogues are available from Reception or can be viewed online. For news and sale information from New Zealand Bloodstock visit www.nzb.co.nz

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Significant Pedigree Updates in National Weanling, Broodmare & Mixed Bloodstock Sale

NZB's National Weanling, Broodmare & Mixed Bloodstock Sale 8 & 9 May at Karaka.
NZB's National Weanling, Broodmare & Mixed Bloodstock Sale 8 & 9 May at Karaka.

New Zealand Bloodstock’s National Weanling, Broodmare & Mixed Bloodstock Sale, which will be held at Karaka on Monday and Tuesday next week, has had numerous significant pedigree updates since the catalogues went to print in late March.

Among the most significant is Lot 153, Novara Park’s weanling filly by Jakkalberry out of La Pinnicle. She comes from the same family as Jon Snow (NZ) (Iffraaj), who came of age after a summer of big-race placings with Group 1 Australian Derby and Group 2 Tulloch Stakes victories in the Sydney autumn. Another member of the family is Showemup (NZ) (Showcasing), who won the Listed NZB Airfreight Stakes and placed in the Listed NZB Warstep Stakes to claim the title of NZB Southern Filly of the Year.

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Leading Sires to Star in National Weanling, Broodmare & Mixed Bloodstock Sale

NZB’s National Weanling, Broodmare & Mixed Bloodstock Sale will be held at Karaka on 8 and 9 May.
NZB’s National Weanling, Broodmare & Mixed Bloodstock Sale will be held at Karaka on 8 and 9 May.

New Zealand Bloodstock’s upcoming National Weanling, Broodmare & Mixed Bloodstock Sale will feature an outstanding range of proven and up-and-coming sires, both in the weanling category and among the covering sires of the broodmares.

Waikato Stud’s champion sire Savabeel swept all before him last season, topping the New Zealand sires’ premiership and completing a clean sweep of all three of the country’s stallion awards. He is on course for a repeat result in 2016-17, leading the New Zealand sires’ premiership by $800,000 and in a similar position in the two other categories – combined Australasian earnings and combined worldwide earnings.

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Proven Vendors Present Quality Drafts at May Sale

New Zealand Bloodstock’s National Weanling, Broodmare & Mixed Bloodstock Sale will feature drafts offered by 51 proven and highly respected New Zealand thoroughbred nurseries.

The leading vendor last year was Curraghmore, who sold 11 horses for a total of $766,000 at an average price of $69,636. Their draft included two Tavistock colts who were among the highest-priced weanlings in the Sale, fetching $170,000 and $140,000.

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May Sale Brimming with Quality Broodmares

May Sale Catalogue Brimming with Quality Broodmares.
May Sale Catalogue Brimming with Quality Broodmares.

The broodmare category of the 2017 New Zealand Bloodstock National Weanling, Broodmare & Mixed Bloodstock Sale is set to be the source of quality producers, breeding prospects and mares in foal to popular and proven stallions.

More than half a dozen of the broodmares who will go under the hammer in next month’s Sale have impressive black-type racetrack credentials.

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Abundant Pinhooking Opportunities in Weanling, Broodmare & Mixed Bloodstock Sale

National Weanling, Broodmare & Mixed Bloodstock Sale Catalogue available online now.
National Weanling, Broodmare & Mixed Bloodstock Sale Catalogue available online now.

New Zealand Bloodstock’s National Weanling, Broodmare & Mixed Bloodstock Sale has recently received widespread attention as an early part of the story of dual Group 1 winner Gingernuts (NZ) (Iffraaj). But in addition to its proven record as a source of top-drawer racetrack performers, it also presents a golden opportunity for astute buyers to secure potential sale ring stars of the future.

The last few years of the sale are littered with examples of outstanding pinhooking prowess – relatively low-priced weanling purchases that have returned as yearlings or Ready to Run two-year-olds and gone to a whole new level.

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NZB’s National Weanling, Broodmare & Mixed Bloodstock Sale Catalogue Available Now

National Weanling, Broodmare & Mixed Bloodstock Sale Catalogue available online now
National Weanling, Broodmare & Mixed Bloodstock Sale Catalogue available online now

The catalogue for New Zealand Bloodstock’s National Weanling, Broodmare & Mixed Bloodstock Sale can be viewed online now and will be arriving to letterboxes in April.

The Sale will this year be compacted into two action-packed days of selling on the 8th and 9th of May, with a total of 484 horses catalogued. The first day will be made up entirely of Weanlings, with 220 lots set to go under the hammer. Another 75 Weanlings are scheduled to be sold on the second day, followed by Yearlings (10), Two-Year-Olds (4), Unraced Stock (1), Racehorses (7), Stallion Shares (6) and Broodmares (161).

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Group Three Win For $5,200 Purchase Our King Sway (NZ)

Group Three Win For $5,200 Purchase Our King Sway (NZ). Photo: Race Images, Palmerston North.
Group Three Win For $5,200 Purchase Our King Sway (NZ). Photo: Race Images, Palmerston North.

Our King Sway (NZ) (Shinko King) cost just $5,200 as a weanling at Karaka, and an impressive win in Saturday’s $80,000 Group 3 Platinum Homes Taranaki Cup (1800m) took his career earnings through the $100,000 barrier.

The gelding, trained and part-owned by Glenn Old in Matamata, came from last with a sustained move around the outside of the field. He faced stiff resistance in the straight, but with Anna Jones in the saddle he ground his way to victory by a long neck.

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NZB Future Sale Dates

NZB Auction Ring.
NZB Auction Ring.

Karaka graduates won 23 Group 1 races last season and have won the most Group 1 races at The Championships of any sales company.

NZB graduates Lucia Valentina (NZ), Tavago (NZ) and Sofia Rosa (NZ) collectively won over A$4.5 million in prize money at The Championships, yet combined they cost only NZ$185,000. 

As a subscriber to NZB's News Desk, we would like to give you advance notice of upcoming Sale dates:

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